SEAT Leon 2017: presented a new generation of carOctober 20, 2016
The company Seat presented the updated hatchback, the coupe and wagon Leon. Models 2017 received minor design changes, new features, and motor range joined the new units.
External changes include extended by 40 mm grille, headlights borrowed from Ateca, while more expensive configuration can boast chrome trim. In the cabin of the car was completely new entertainment system with 8-inch screen, two buttons and one switch, support Mirror Link, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay phone and wireless charging, but lost the CD-player. In addition, the company has gone on a controversial step and decided to get rid of the handbrake lever. Digital instrument panel, like the Audi virtual cockpit, called FPK (programmable instrument cluster) is also available.
The back of the model left almost unchanged, but its refreshed due to the bumper slightly different configuration, design of the exhaust system and lights.
Screen size infotainment system increased from 6.5 to 8.0 inches (excluding the entry-level specification). Compared with the previous system, he added some functionality and removed from the instrument panel. According to the manufacturer, the updated version of the car is much quieter than the current model.
Among the novelties – a system to assist in traffic jams, also inherited from Ateca, allowing semi-autonomous driving at speeds up to 60 km / h. Character recognition and monitoring of “blind spots” were also added, although they are likely to be available only in a higher specification. Improved satellite navigation, there was a parking assistance system that allows you to do it offline. Call emergency services and automatic switching beam, it is also expected to appear in the list of specifications Leon.
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he motor range now includes a new 1.6-liter diesel engine with 115 horsepower and all-wheel drive wagon Leot ST with two-liter diesel engine with 150 hp can now be ordered with a seven-step “robot» DSG. In addition, diesel engines available with power from 90 to 184 horsepower, gasoline engines, outstanding from 110 to 180 forces and the 1.4-liter engine that runs on natural gas. Dynamic performance and fuel consumption parameters have not yet announced. They expect to hear later this year, as well as price information and detailed specifications.
In Europe, it will be available five trim levels. Entry-level cars will go to the configuration S, followed by SE Dynamic, SE, Technology, FR and the new top-spec Xcellence. Latest is designed to provide a sense of premium, with the input and start the engine without a key, upgraded upholstery and LED rear direction indicators.
Seat announce the beginning of the global sales of the updated models in January next year. First come the five-door model and the station wagon ST, then the three-door SC, and off-road-oriented version of the X-Perience. Updated Leon Cupra, which the automaker promised a “surprise”, without giving even a hint that it might be, come after them.